HIV Risk Score


HIV Risk Score

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UpdatedJanuary 1, 1970
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Are you at risk for HIV? Should you take an HIV test? What is a test like?

Answer 10 simple questions to determine your HIV risk score. Simply and confidentially, just tap on the answers that best reflect your experience and your score will automatically calculate. You will see a short summary of your results and testing recommendations. Along with the results you will have access to the CDCs database for finding an HIV testing location near you, and a video that shows from start to finish what taking an HIV rapid oral test is going to be like.

About the questionnaire: The ten question HIV risk screening instrument is a scientifically validated tool that was originally designed for use in primary care settings. It was developed to be short and quick to administer but able to accurately determine who should most consider being tested for HIV. The questionnaire was scientifically tested and was found to have a Kuder-Richardson coefficient of .73, which means that users answered the questionnaire items in a fairly consistent manner. The study also found that items on the 10-item questionnaire effectively distinguished people in high-risk and low-risk groups.

Who developed this app: This app was developed by Sociometrics (, a company that focuses on social and behavioral science research. We help bring research into the lives of people who may benefit from it. Sociometrics has been focused on HIV prevention for nearly two decades.

Acknowledgments: This app was built on prior work from a contract provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (HHS-N-278-2004-44091 and a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R44 HD055167-02). The HIV risk screening instrument was developed by Dr. Barbara Gerbert at UCSF. Citation: Development and testing of an HIV-risk screening instrument for use in health care settings. Gerbert B, Bronstone A, McPhee S, Pantilat S, Allerton M. Am J Prev Med. 1998 Aug;15(2):103-13.

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